The 10 Best Restaurants in Fort, Mumbai

Photo of Ritu C. Poojari
9 February 2017

Named after the defensive structure Fort George, built by the British East India Company, Fort is one of Mumbai’s most bustling areas, and was the cultural and commercial centre of the city in the 18th century. The area is filled with shops, cafés and, of course, restaurants. From traditional Parsi eating houses to trendy international dining, we explore the best restaurants in Mumbai’s historic Fort area.

Fort, Mumbai | © Ishan Manjrekar/Flickr

Zodiac Grill

Restaurant, European, $$$
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The Zodiac Grill
The Zodiac Grill | © Suhasini Rajpal, courtesy of the restaurant
Zodiac Grill is the place to go for a luxurious experience. The aptly named restaurant has a rich-looking dome set in its ceiling, depicting the night sky with zodiac constellations. The Zodiac Grill at the Tajal Mahal Palace also has one of the best hospitality teams, dedicated to creating a relaxing, pleasant environment. The Zodiac Grill also has regular live piano music which creates a tranquil ambiance.


Bar, Restaurant, Indian, $$$
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Ziya is the perfect fine dining experience. Meaning ‘light’ in Arabic, Ziya’s interior is warmly flooded with gold and beige which brilliantly lightens the dining space. With an excellent view of the cityscape, Ziya at the The Oberoi Hotel is a delight when it comes to it rich taste and their knack for experimenting with flavors and mixtures.

The Sassy Spoon

Restaurant, Indian, $$$
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Deep fried crispy prawn
Deep fried crispy prawn | © Yumi Kimura/ Flickr
The Sassy Spoon‘s self-proclaimed aim is ‘to keep it simple and have fun’, and they certainly live up to this, with delicious dishes and a relaxed environment. The Sassy Spoon ensures guests feel at home with their garden and home-style cooking. The restaurant has a heart of its own and is the perfect spot to relax and calm your mind while you devour their eclectic cuisine.

Meating Joint Imbiss

Restaurant, German, $$$
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Meating Joint Imbiss
Meating Joint Imbiss | © Dhiresh Verlekar , courtesy of the restaurant
Meating Joint Imbiss is a paradise for all meat lovers. Meating Point Imbiss specializes in German cuisine which is not often found in many restaurants in Mumbai, and is perfect for those who fancy something different and wish to taste the flavors of traditional European dishes. The simplicity and minimalist décor of the restaurant with its arched bricks walls and soft golden lighting gives the place a cosy ambiance, exuding warmth and cheerfulness.

Burma Burma

Restaurant, Indian, $$$
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Burmese parosols
Burmese parosols | © Abbey Hambright / Flickr
Burma Burma is a restaurant that was born out of a love story between Myanmaric roots and Burmese cuisine. It is the first and the only restaurant in Mumbai to dedicate itself entirely to Burmese cuisine. Burma Burma is not only a must visit for the sole purpose of its food, but for its much talked about interiors, which will transport you to back to Burma. With prayer wheels embedded into the walls, and inverted Burmese parosols decked out in bright colors and hanging from the restaurant’s ceiling, the dining experience here is both delicious and beautiful.

Jimmy Boy

Jimmy Boy is the place to go for authentic Parsi cuisine. Parsis are of Iranian descent, largely being Zoroastrians who fled from Iran to India during the 17th century Arab invasion. Unique and delicious, Parsi cuisine is a wonderful amalgamation of Persian and Indian flavours. Located in a quaint little place in Mumbai’s fort area, Jimmy Boy is an adorable restaurant with wooden tiled furnishings giving a vintage feel to the ambiance.
Address: Vikas Building, 11 Bank Street, Off Horniman Circle, Fort, Mumbai, India, +91 22 2270 0880

Jimmy Boy | © Anuradha Sengupta/Flickr

5 Spice

Popular among students, 5 Spice is the of place to head to after endless college lectures. Brightly lit and with simple a interior, it is the perfect hangout spot. 5 Spice is famous for its generosity when it comes to portions, rejecting many restaurants’ small, fancy presentation in favor of delicious, abundant dishes. The cuisine is largely Chinese-inspired, with mouthwatering options such as sizzled chilli prawns and Mongolian chicken.
Address: 296/A, Sangli Bank Building, Behind Old Reserve Bank, Perin Nariman St, Mumbai, India, +91 22 2266 4543


Mamagoto is a vivaciously colorful place, a real treat to the eyes with their bright, fun décor and color splashed everywhere. Mamagoto means ‘to play with food’, and that is exactly what Mamagoto does. Their signature dishes include their tweak on the traditional Malaysian laksa, filled with flavourful coconut, lemongrass and fresh chillies.
Address: Shop No 5, Surya Mahal Building, B Bharucha Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, India, +91 80 4093 7237


Restaurant, Indian, $$$
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Located in the arts and heritage district of Mumbai, Khyber has successfully created a regal ambiance through their Mughal style interiors, with gorgeous wall paintings and décor. They have won several awards from The Kingfisher Explocity, H&F’s Award, Mouthshut, Burrp! and Zomato for offering the best north Indian Food in Mumbai. The exposed brick walls and wooden furniture create a charming, vintage look, perfect for admiring until the delicious dishes arrive.

The Local BOMBAY

Restaurant, Indian
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The Local BOMBAY is the perfect hidden treasure. The only way you can enter the restaurant is by giving a password, and you must call in advance to get that. The Local hides behind an unmarked door, making a visit here almost as fun as playing a treasure hunt. Once inside, the restaurant reveals itself to be a beautifuly lit place with creative, industrial-inspired décor, a mezzanine, fun karaoke, great food and a relaxed atmosphere.